The Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram in North East.

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed several Boko Haram members and captured 167 others during an intensified operation around the Lake Chad region.

Deputy Director of Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, revealed this in a statement on Friday.

Colonel Nwachukwu said the gallant troops also rescued and profiled 67 women and 173 children who revealed during profiling exercise that they are family members of insurgents who fled as a result of the opeartion.

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He said arrangement was ongoing to hand them over to authorities of Internally Displaced Persons’ camp as soon as preliminary investigations were concluded.

Colonel Nwachukwu, however, said an undisclosed number of solders died during attacks with the terrorists.

The Nigerian Army condoled with the families and relations of the deceased and vowed that troops would continue relentlessly in the ongoing operation to defeat Boko Haram in the North-east.

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